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Parambukulam-Aliyar Dam Project

aliyarParambukulam-Aliyar Dam Project This project consists of a series of dams interconnected by tunnels and canals for harnessing the waters of the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Thekkadi and Palar rivers, flowing at various elevations, for irrigation and power generation.

The scheme is an outstanding example of engineering skill. It is located in Anamalai range and is ideal as a picnic spot. Overnight stay is possible in the forest rest house. A treetop house provides accommodation for the adventurous.

Solaiyar Dam It is 15 km from Valparai. The Solaiyar Dam is the second largest rock dam in Asia. Its length is about 20 km.

Nirar Dam It is 15 km from Valparai. It has very high rainfall in the months of June and July.

Monkey Falls It is 65 km from Coimbatore and 27 km from Pollachi on Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai Highways.

Entry fee Rs.2/- per head.

Top Slip A picturesque locale in the Anamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms from Pollachi and about 90 km from Coimbatore. Bungalows are available within the sanctuary. For thrill seekers, accommodation is also available in a tree house.

Sidhi Vinayagar Temple It is 5 km from Solaiyar. A statue of Vinayagar weighing about 3.5 kg is located in this temple. It is constructed with a single rock.


Balaji Temple This temple is in Valparai. On Saturday and Sunday each week, a large number of tourists arrive to worship. Bus, taxi and van facilities are available to visit this temple.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parkindira (Popular known as Anamalais) is one of the hot spots of bio-diversity in the Western Ghats. The unique ecological tract has an undulating topography and diverse climate variations, which supports a wide variety of flora and fauna including many endemic species. Tribals who inhabit the Anamalais form an integral part of this sanctuary. The rich wildlife in this area is one of the major attractions for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists alike.